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Massage Exam, License and Certification Information by State

Rhode Island Massage Exam, Regulations and Application Process

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NCBTMB and FSMTB have reached an Agreement. NCBTMB will no longer accept applications to utilize their Licensing exams effective November 1, 2014 for completion February 1, 2015. The MBLEx will be the sole licensing exam for the Massage Profession, this will facilitate portability and standardization for Massage Therapists.

Rhode Island Department of Health – regulates the Licensing of Massage Therapists.

Application- for Licensure to practice Massage in Rhode Island. Rules & Regulations

Each applicant must apply with the Rhode Island Bureau of Criminal Identification having the bureau send results directly to the Massage Board.

License Renewal Information- Renew Online -12 CE's / years

Rhode Island Massage Schools - A list of massage schools in Rhode Island

*** The Rules & Regulations for Massage Therapy in Rhode Island currently states " Have successfully completed the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work or the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork; or other examination as approved by the Department." ***

A minimum of 500 hours in an approved curriculum with a passing score of 630 on the MBLEx (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination) is required to apply for a license to practice Massage in the State of Rhode Island. Massage-Exam.Com has over 3500 questions to study in massage assessment, massage application, pathology, body systems, kinesiology, business ethics, and anatomy and physiology. You can take as many tests as you need in order to familiarize yourself with the structure and content of your end of school exams and the MBLEx. Take your time and look over our site, peruse our sample tests, and sign up today to maximize your knowledge and bolster your confidence for your exams.

Application Checklist-

- Application & Fee $65

- Pass MBLEx Licening Exam- Score Sent from the FSMTB to RI Massage Board

- Offical copy of School Transcripts- From School to RI Massage Board

- Criminal Background Check: Rhode Island Bureau of Criminal Identification

- Photo (passport Size) & Birth Certificate

- 3 Character reference letters

- CPR/First Aid Certification

 

Page update 5.16.16

Web Information www.health.state.ri.us/hsr
List of accredited schools Rhode Island Massage Schools
Education Requirements 500 Hrs
Title Massage Therapist MT
Type of Credential License
State Law Test Laws, Rules & Regulations
State Practical or Written Exam Written Exam
National Exam Requirement

MBLEx

CEU's 12 CE's / 2 years
Initial Cost of License $65 for application
Require City License Check Local City & County Business Regulations
Renewal Fee $37.50/ year
Liability ins Massage Therapy Insurance Comparison
Credentialed Practitioners 1,608

Office of Health Professional Regulation
Massage Therapist Licensing

3 Capitol Hill, Room #104
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-2828
Fax: 401-222-1272

 


Massage Schools in Rhode Island

 

     

Community College of Rhode Island

1762 Louisquisset Pike

Lincoln, RI 02865

Email: dwatson@ccri.edu

Lincoln 401.333.7000

S.A.M.A Sacred Stone Academy of Massage and Ayurveda

850 Aquidneck Ave., A-8

Middletown, RI 02842

Email: karyn@sacredstonehealing.com

Middletown 877.832.1372

Community College of Rhode Island

Main Massage Therapy Campus

One John H. Chafee Blvd.

Newport, RI 02840

Email: dwatson@ccri.edu

Newport 401.851.1600

Community College of Rhode Island

One Hilton St.

Providence, RI 02905

Email: dwatson@ccri.edu

Providence 401.455.6000

Community College of Rhode Island

80 Washington St.

Providence, RI 02903

Email: dwatson@ccri.edu

Providence 401.277.5197

Community College of Rhode Island

400 East Ave.

Warwick, RI 02886

Email: dwatson@ccri.edu

Warwick 401.825.1000

Community College of Rhode Island

10 Sandy Hill Rd.

Westerly, RI 02891

Email: dwatson@ccri.edu

Westerly 401.596.0104
     

Rhode Island Continuing Education

12 CE Credits Biennially
Hours
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Renew on June 30th of State Approval Anniversary
All 12 hours may be contact or noncontact hours
Professional Ethics, Boundaries, or Communication
2
Required for Renewal
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Direct Contact (Live) or Online
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Advanced Instruction Forum
Teacher Training  
Not Limited
Instructor Headquarters
Lecture or Teaching a CE Class
Not Limited
Live
Active Service on RI Massage Related Board, Task Force, Committee, or Attending Meetings
1 hour of CE for each hour- At Board's Discretion
Keep Record of Hours & Duties
*CE Providers Must be Board Approved
Excess Hours taken do NOT carry over to the next renewal period
All 12 CE requirements for First Renewal
Keep Records of CE Hours
5 Years- Audit Selected at Random Annually- Must List on Attest form for Renewal

Office of Health Professional Regulation
Massage Therapist Licensing

3 Capitol Hill, Room #104
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-2828
Fax: 401-222-1272

*Board Approved Providers

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